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No one likes stereotypes but they exist in our culture—even in the culture of military life. Over the past few years, there has been an increase in negative stereotypes about military spouses. No doubt, Internet trolls most likely saw one instance of negative behavior and, therefore, decided to brand an entire group of people.
Have you heard some of these negative stereotypes before?
With frequent moves and deployments, holding down a job as a military spouse is no small feat. While job-hunting as a military spouse can be difficult, it would be incorrect to label an entire group as unemployed. According to 2010 Department of Defense figures, 41 percent of officer spouses—and 43 percent of enlisted spouses—work.
4. All military spouses love gossip
I totally heard about this the other day when I was at the big military spouse water cooler that's filled with wine and secrets.
5. All military spouses wear their spouse's rank
I'm pretty sure you would know if you served in the military or not. It's not exactly something you can just "leave off." Most military spouses are there to support their spouse's command. When did that become a bad thing?
6. All military spouses are perpetually pregnant
If ALL military spouses are perpetually pregnant, then ALL servicemembers perpetually impregnate. P.S. There are many child-free military spouses out there. And oh, by the way, most military families average two children.